[LINK] Google sued by Safari user for bypassing privacy controls

Rick Welykochy rick at praxis.com.au
Sun Feb 19 15:06:12 AEDT 2012

Jan Whitaker wrote:

> Google sued by Safari user over privacy flap
> http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/google-sued-by-safari-user-over-privacy-flap/2012/02/17/gIQAVtazLR_story.html?tid=pm_pop
> By Phil Milford and Jef Feeley, Published: February 18 | Updated:
> Sunday, February 19, 6:06 AM
> Feb. 17 (Bloomberg) -- Google Inc. officials were sued for violating
> users' privacy rights on Apple Inc.'s Safari Web browser by bypassing
> computer settings designed to block monitoring of consumers' online activity.

Hrmm .... IANAL, but I would have thought that violating privacy laws
is a criminal offense.

Regardless, google has been taken to court before and they will be again.
With such deep pockets, it suits their business model to just pay the
fines / damages and carry on business as usual.

This points to a gaping hole in our justice system: corporate recidivism
and the continuance of the guilty culture. They pay the fine and do no

Solution: incarceration for those responsible.


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